Rob DiTeodoro is an artist who manages to find a way to balance his time between his art, his family, and his full-time job. He bears his soul with his vibrant and psychedelic style, and his work ethic sets him apart from someone who is merely trying to make a hobby out of their art.
Rob is soon turning his art into his full-time profession.
In this episode, Rob discusses:
-A signifying moment of painting a “D.”
-The frustration that can come as a result of “The Gap.”
-The fixed mindset versus the growth mindset.
-AICT: Ass In Chair Time.
-His family’s decision to get rid of the TV and all of the time that he found as a result.
-How he makes time for himself in the morning by waking up at 4AM and working for three hours before work every single day.
-The importance of a morning routine and also setting things up for yourself the night before.
-How he balances his time between his art, his job, and his family.
-Quitting drinking and anything else that wasn’t helpful in his pursuit to become an artist.
-Dealing with imposter syndrome.
-His advice to have multiple pieces going at the same time so that you always have something that you can dive into.
-How his style began to develop when he started drawing on pieces of paper that he could just throw out if he didn’t like it.
-His advice to not bring an eraser to your sketchbook because the sketchbook is meant for you to screw up.
-How he uses binaural beats to get him in a proper mood to create.
-The role the psychedelics have played in his art and his life.
Rob’s Final Push will remind you to not have any expectations for your creativity and to just play around!
“I could draw, but I still never felt like I was an artist. Like it was a trick or something.”
“Time’s running out. You shouldn’t be looking to kill it.”
“Little by little, a little becomes a lot.”
“Routine is everything.”
“I’ve got too many ideas to spend more than a week on one of them.”
“The Gap” by Ira Glass
Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work by Steven Pressfield
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
Terence McKenna: “Nature Loves Courage”
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